International Yoga Day Open Class with Sinem Gül Şahin


Friday 21 June at 18:00-19:30

MEDITATIVE YOGA with psychologist & yoga teacher Sinem Gül Şahin

Informations & participations:

* Please bring your yoga mat if you have one or inform us if you don’t have

*The lesson is for all levels.

The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by the current Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, five years ago. They choosed 21th June because is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

He stated:

‘Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day’.

— Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice originated in India. The origins of yoga are shrouded in mystery and mythology while some historians find many clues in the practices of Himalayan Shamans as still be seen in Tibet and Nepal. The Lord Shiva is considered the father of ancient yoga while some historian claims that Patanjali is the father of modern yoga.

By the 5th century, BC yoga was becoming well known and begun to appear in Vedic Scripture. The word Yoga is a Sanskrit word and it comes from the root word Yuja which basically means to bind to align to hold.

* Sinem is a psychotherapist from Turkey who is also interested in the healing science of ancient cultures. She had been in Indıa in 2014 for a yoga teacher training by the traditional ashram, Shri Kali. There she was taught  asanas, philosophy of yoga and tri-dosha balancing series that is known as  ‘full body meditation’. After returning from İndia she started to apply these techniques to her psychotherapy sessions. Since then her healing style has turned into a holistic healing which includes body as well as mind. When she was living in Istanbul she went on with her education in tantra philosophy and Gurdjieff movement system. Now she is living in Athens and sharing her yoga and therapy system in Greece.

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